If you check the sidebar on the right hand side of this blog you will see that I have added a picture of Blessed John XXIII. Those who follow this blog may know know that I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, an incurable but treatable cancer. I was in remission following an autologous stem cell transplant, but recently realized that something was wrong. The last few weeks as I have waited to see if Poindexter (my name for the disease) had returned or not, something (or Someone?) urged me to pray to Blessed John for his intercession, asking that I may be healed. I thought, why not? He is certainly (to me) the most important Pope of my lifetime. He brought about changes that affected millions, and changes that affect me directly. Without the changes he started, I could not do what I do, I could not be what I am, a Deacon of this Church. And, he's a namesake. So I have begun praying daily for Blessed John XXIII's intercession, that I might be healed, and that a cure for Multiple Myeloma might be found, so all can be healed. I hope that you will join me in this prayer for Blessed John's intercession, especially for the discovery of a cure.
April 5, 2009